Places to Visit


A scenic award winning canalside village with shops and tearooms.  The village has 8 circular canal and field walks and has 3 pubs.

Brown Moss Nature Reserve

Bird spotters haven with many birds and wildlife with lakes.  Walks through the mere and woodland which is well fenced for dogs.  The mid-way truck stop is famous for its huge all day breakfasts whilst Newcotts serve fish and chips. Both places are less than 5 minutes away from the reserve. Well controlled dogs are welcome.

Grindley Brook Staircase Locks

Canalside walk along the Shropshire Union canal with a lovely tearoom next to the staircase locks.

Haughmond Forest

An old quarry with woodland walks and many trails. Dogs can go loose and there is a picnic area with a hot food hut and home-made doggy treats.

Hawkestone Follies

Gothic caves and grottos with very scenic walking. Open from Easter and dogs must be on leads. Tea room available.

Ightfield Church Walk

Lovely walk across farm land which starts from the church and goes to the White Lion pub in Ash.

Dearnford Lake

A gentle walk around the lake and people can even swim in the lake on special days. Good tearoom.

Snugburys Ice cream Farm

Popular place for buying ice cream with a choice of over 40 flavours.  A 45 minute circular walk along fields and a canal tow path will walk off the calories.

Haughmond Forest

A walking haven for dogs which is a disuaed quarry with plenty of woodland paths and scenic views. A very good bacon butty shop is on site with plenty of parking.


Dagfields Antique Centre

Lots of sheds containing furniture, antiques, bric a brac, clothes, glassware, pottery and dried flowers workshop. Lots of bargains at reasonable prices.  Two tearooms.  No dogs allowed.

The Secret Bunker

Underground bunker filled with nostalga.  Perfect for a wet day. Tearoom available.

Raf Cosford

The Royal Airforce museum offers a fun, entertaining day out and is next to an active airfield. There is a unique cold war exhibition and 4d experience.

Anderton Boat Lift

A massive iron framework of victorian engineering and a glass covered trip boat.


The world famous Irinbridge museums which is a must to go and see.  Please ask us for the 25% discount vouchers before arrival.

Chester Zoo

A must for animal lovers with its wide range of wild animals and retiles.

Wroxeter Roman Ruins

Channel 4 did a programme on this place featuring how they built the roman baths.

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

A lovely day out for horse lovers. See how they look after the shire horses and their foals and stroll around the fields. Lovely tearoom sits in front of the wildlife pond with otters.

Beeston candle workshops

Learn how candles are made and look at the glass blowing displays.  Plenty to see and do.

Battlefield 1066

Battle 1066 museum and a bird of prey centre. Tearoom and farm shop.

Llangollen Railway

Step back in time on a railway journey by a 1950 classic steam engines. Lots of shops and tearooms including the very scenic Horseshoe pass which leads to the quarry walks with the Ponderosa tearoom.

Trentham Gardens and Monkey Forest

Lovely gardens and shops including fascinating world of the monkeys.

British Ironworks Centre

Greatest collection of metal art

Cheshire Farm Icecream

This is the worlds largest icecream shop and Europes largest water and play theme park for children. Lots of eating shops and not forgetting the lovely icecream they make.


National Trust Houses and Gardens

Attingham Park
Tatton Park
Erdigg House
Biddulph Grange Gardens
Non national trust gardens

Bridgemere Garden World
Wollerton Gardens
Hodnet Hall
Hadnall Rose Gardens
Oaklands tearoom and nursery
Dorothy Clive Gardens



Beeston Castle
Whittingham Castle
Chirk Castle

Towns and Villages


This town is second only to Chester in the county for its rich array of historical buildings.


This historic market town has much to offer with a variety of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Walkers can explore many local and national walks and the Meres and Mosses Nature reserve.

Market Drayton

Home of the gingerbread and a bustling town with its large outdoor market which is held every wednesday including the cattle and sheep sales.


A shoppers haven with plenty of shops and historical buildings and museums.  Take a boat ride along the river and see the lovely sights of the town.


Wonderful city with black and white houses with history.


Lovely walks around the two meres and the shops including the tearoom situated in front of the lake.


Market Drayton


Villa farm Whitchurch






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